The evidence included dashcam video, which recorded the encounter. The video was among the evidence gathered in the investigation and used in the trial.
Yanez, who was found not guilty of manslaughter and other charges, began firing only seconds after Castile told the officer he had a gun.
Some members of the public are still reeling from the verdict, and protests broke out throughout the weekend. The defense didn't present the video during its case. While I wait for that to happen, I'll be paying tribute to the life and memory of Philando Castile. "... He went beyond what the law requires (of drivers with a permit to carry a firearm)".
Dramatic and upsetting dashcam footage has emerged showing the moment a police officer shot dead a man at a traffic stop in Minnesota.
The video shows the brief interaction between Castile and police officer Jeronimo Yanez after Castile was pulled over. That alleged action can not be seen in the footage released Tuesday and Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, testified at trial that he never reached for the handgun he was licensed to carry. The video does not show what happened inside the vehicle or what Yanez saw.
"If people are unhappy about the training that officers receive and the training that they are given to use force, then a dialogue should be had about that", said Kelly. There is shouting, and Yanez screams "Don't pull it out!" before he fires seven shots into the auto. After Yanez reached Castile's driver's side window, roughly 30 seconds passed before Yanez fired his weapon.
The video does not show Yanez's point of view or the inside of Castile's vehicle, where his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were passengers.More news: Saudi-Turkish ties strained over differing views on Qatar
Officers order Reynolds out of the vehicle, and she gets out, hands held high.
State prosecutors also emphasized at trial that Yanez's story didn't make sense.
One juror spoke to the media.
"I mean (we) looked at the prosecution's side, and as far as I was concerned, they didn't prove their case", Ploussard said.
"Castile continues: "... firearm on me". It does not show what happened inside the auto or what Yanez saw.
It includes audio from a microphone Yanez was wearing. "He didn't tell me where the [expletive] gun was".
"Every time I watch that video, I just ask myself how. just how?" There's always a different thing that explains why a person got shot. It is the only video that exists that captured the shooting of Philando Castile.More news: Rory McIlroy, Steve Elkington have heated back and forth
Castile was being placed on a stretcher when the video ends.
Yanez clearly acted out of fear.
Yanez told Castile not to reach for the gun or pull it out.
"Okay", Yanez interrupted, his voice remaining steady as he shifted his right hand onto the holster of his gun.
However, the dash cam video doesn't provide a clear view of what is happening inside the auto. And then he still kept moving his hand and at this point I looked and saw something in his hand. Yanez is heard heavily breathing and repeatedly saying "F-k!" I'm going to take your spot.
"... had his gun in his hand", Yanez replied. "I don't know how many rounds I got off".
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He was sacked from his job as a St Anthony cop.